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Staff Editorial: CHS has replaced English 11 with variety of new  English course options, providing students with opportunities

Staff Editorial: CHS has replaced English 11 with variety of new English course options, providing students with opportunities

HiLite Staff January 11, 2021

The English course options for upperclassmen have undergone several major changes, as English 11 has been removed, new core classes have been added, and several English classes that were previously electives...

Junior Alli Johnson recites “Fire and Ice”, a poem by Robert Frost, during late start on March 4. Johnson said poetry is for everybody and isn’t something to be afraid of, as the subject of the poem can be whatever the poet would like it to be.

Student poets, English teacher strive to make poetry more accessible

Sam Hawkins March 20, 2020

For any student of Jason ElRite, ninth grade English teacher, poetry is a regular part of his routine. Every week, he gives his students a prompt, on which they must base a poem. At the beginning of the...

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Robbie Ge, Front/TOC/JAM Editor November 15, 2019

Godfrey browses through novels to read for inspiration. Godfrey said she enjoys poetry and creative writing and she hopes to take the creative writing class in the future.

In the Mood to Write: Musicians, creative writers reflect on how emotions impact their writing

Christian Ledbetter September 20, 2019

As Erin Takahashi, student writer and senior, goes throughout her day, she feels emotions as any other human being does. However, for her, those emotions become a catalyst for story ideas. Before the...

Members of Write A Book Club aim to foster  community of writers, participate in NaNoWriMo

Members of Write A Book Club aim to foster community of writers, participate in NaNoWriMo

Lillian He November 16, 2018

One of the newest clubs   formed this year is the Write a Book Club. The club’s founders said they formed the club for a variety of reasons, but one of the main ones was the community of writers they...

Creative Writing Con to take place on March 9 and 10 in CHS Library

Creative Writing Con to take place on March 9 and 10 in CHS Library

Jai Sanghani, Social Media Editor March 9, 2017

The Creative Writing Con will take place at the CHS Library on Thursday, March 9 and Friday, March 10. Students will attend with their classes, but may also request a MUSE pass for Thursday's SRT (already...

Ariana “Ari” Roberts and Bailey Clarke, co-presidents and seniors, lead a discussion about the club’s agenda. The club meets every Tuesday in Room E148.

Creative Writing Club Welcomes Guest Speakers

Beats April 1, 2015

This past week Creative Writing Club welcomed award winning author, Allison Lynn and plans to invite more guest speakers in the coming weeks. Lynn is a professor at Butler University where Jerry...

How should teachers grade writing?

blogs March 27, 2014

An oft-debated subject in schools is the criteria we use to grade students' writing. In any setting, adjudicating writing requires some degree of subjectivity, but what constitutes "fair" grading? It seems...

Creative Writing Club members plan to write several thousand words this month for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) contest

Creative Writing Club members plan to write several thousand words this month for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) contest

News November 15, 2013

Fifty thousand words—about the length of author Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five—comes out to approximately 200 pages. Ari Roberts, Creative Writing Club secretary and junior, said she aims...

A brief history of handwriting CONNIE CHU / GRAPHIC

As more schools remove cursive from their course of study, students reconsider its value

feature January 27, 2012

Contrary to many of her peers, junior Nancy Giesel said she sees a need for cursive writing, even in today’s technology-based world. She said, “I write in cursive for almost every assignment. It’s...

The Decline of Cursive

feature October 29, 2009

Increasing number of students find print faster to write and easier to understand By Caroline Zhang <[email protected]> Junior Ben Klutzke has regressed over the years when it comes to his handwriting....

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